Dragon Tales travel blog

Entrance

Ruins of hospital

More ruins

Monument to the Pony Express

Plaque

Home at the Fort

Flag over Fort Laramie

Old Barracks

Cavalry Barracks

Long Barracks

Inside barracks

Other buildings at fort

Close up

Another view

Inside visitor center

See the bird

Robin on top of monument

Horses and mules near Fort Laramie have lots of pasture

Early bridge

Soldiers used this bridge

Dick on the bridge. New traffic bridge can be seen in background

Another shot of the bridge


We made a short stop in Wyoming on our way up to Rapid City, SD to renew our drivers license. We discovered some interesting history at Fort Laramie. It was a hub for people going west and a stop on the Oregon Trail and for Pony Express Riders. The sad history is that soldiers from this fort were responsible for many of the problems between the native people and the settlers. Worth the stop if you are ever in the area.



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